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    New tires have arrived: Telonix, DryX, Rubena, Hutchinson

    Picked up 18 different tires (4 of which are 29"), 26 total. Expect the specs for all to go up over the next few weeks.


    The Kenda Telonix, Excavator and Dread Tread are shipping. I got the Telonix 2.20 and 2.40, both folding bead and the later also has the Iron Cap Casing.


    Geax Mezcal TNT (tubeless ready) kit includes two tires and two Pit Stop inflate and seal cans.


    Preproduction Bontrager DryX 29x2.1 Tubeless Ready


    Rubena MTB tires from the Czech Republic


    Hutchinson Python tubeless ready 29x2.1 on the new Mavic C29ssmax wheels


    Bigger pics available in the photo galleries of my site and more going up soon.
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    Like the look of the Telonix.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Sweet! I'll keep an eye on the site for the reviews!

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    Man Shiggy, quite an assortment, you're a psychopath! hahaha Just kidding. Have fun with these new toys. Looking forward to read what this new Hutchinson "tubeless ready" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BanzaiRider
    Man Shiggy, quite an assortment, you're a psychopath! hahaha Just kidding. Have fun with these new toys. Looking forward to read what this new Hutchinson "tubeless ready" means.
    It means a UST bead but no air-tight seal in the casing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Hutchinson Python tubeless ready 29x2.1 on the new Mavic C29ssmax wheels
    Did you also get the C29ssmax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob
    Like the look of the Telonix.
    It should be an interesting tire. The knobs are really tall, like a mud tire. But some side knobs are also very soft and flexy - like they will flex to the terrain not pierce it.

    On a side note the HansVenture (Hans Rey's tire with Maxxis) had some flexy knobs like that and it was a great all-around tire.

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    Got to say I just got a set of the Geax Mezcal Performance and I think that they replace the Python as my fav race type tyre. I find they roll just as good, but can handle rougher terrain, especially climbing - great traction. Not super inspiring like a Nev - of course - but as a race tyre that rolls fast, yet still hooks up on the climbs, schweeeet. Oh and I must say I like how they think, for direction instead of front /rear they use Traction/Speed and I find they hook up just fine in the "speed direction".
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    What is the intended use for Kenda Telonix??

    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pableras
    What is the intended use for Kenda Telonix??

    Looks great!
    Its an all-round tire that works for all styles of riding, depending on the size of the tire and its compound it can be used for XC, Downhill, Freeride and Trials and everything in between.

    Downhill (DH) wire bead version offers 2-ply construction and Stick-E Compound for extra grip and slower rebound

    Cross Country (XC) folding bead version features single ply construction and Dual Tread Compound (DTC) for greater tread life and excellent cornering grip

    from Kenda's website


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pableras
    What is the intended use for Kenda Telonix??

    Looks great!
    Anything Hans Rey wants to ride.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Anything Hans Rey wants to ride.
    He's not from this planet, I bet he could ride anywhere he wanted using slicks


    At the moment I'm using a 2.1 Nevegal as a front tire, and I think that a 2.2 Telonix would be a good replacement for my front Nev., what do you think?
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    Shiggy, do you have any close-up pics of the various Rubena tires? The Harpie name is funny. I guess its pronounced harpy, but all I can see is hairpie. "all your bases belong to us" I guess.

    Do you have any info on when the new WTB models will be available?

    *edit* nevermind, I just read this..."I am waiting for the boat to arrive. WTB does not have enough stock at the moment for their own employees to use the new tires.

    I am really interested in the Stout."
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    Quote Originally Posted by grawbass
    Shiggy, do you have any close-up pics of the various Rubena tires? The Harpie name is funny. I guess its pronounced harpy, but all I can see is hairpie. "all your bases belong to us" I guess.

    Do you have any info on when the new WTB models will be available?

    *edit* nevermind, I just read this..."I am waiting for the boat to arrive. WTB does not have enough stock at the moment for their own employees to use the new tires.

    I am really interested in the Stout."
    I just shot the pics yesterday. Need to edit them before posting. Most of the Rubena names are a bit odd.

    ARRRGGGG! Just looked at the shots and most are blurry!
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    Hey Shiggy, on the GEAX Mezcal's, do you think running it in the "traction" direction in the front will give more steering control? I know it should help on the rear quite a bit for actual traction, but am not that knowledgeable with tyres like this so no clues on the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Hey Shiggy, on the GEAX Mezcal's, do you think running it in the "traction" direction in the front will give more steering control? I know it should help on the rear quite a bit for actual traction, but am not that knowledgeable with tyres like this so no clues on the front.
    Try it! Hard to know for sure without not doing it. In general, the "front" direction has better tracking (straight line stability) but some tire designers think the usual arrow-forward direction is backwards for cornering grip.
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    Guess I'll give it a try and see what happens, just am a bit hesitant as I haven't run tyres with this little tread in a while and am a bit scared since they already are a bit "loose" in the steering area - I can handle a loosish rear, front's another story. I'll let you know how it feels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Anything Hans Rey wants to ride.
    Well the last tires to bear his name don't seem too popular...

    Like was mentioned, he could make just about any tire work with pure skill.

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